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DHSS Press Release



Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us

Date: July 9, 2012
DHSS-67-2012





DIVISION FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETING JULY 16


NEW CASTLE (July 9, 2012) - The Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired will sponsor a town hall meeting July 16 at the Holloway Campus to give consumers and the public an opportunity to provide feedback to the director, staff and advisory councils about the operation of DVI programs and services.

The town hall will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 16 at the Holloway Hideaway Café on the Holloway Campus, 1901 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle.

Individuals from the following programs will be on hand to answer questions and to hear comments: independent living, education, vocational rehabilitation, orientation and mobility, technology, Delaware Industries for the Blind and the Business Enterprise Program.

According to DVI Director Robert Doyle, "This town hall meeting gives us another opportunity to receive vital feedback from the visually impaired community and the general public, which will aid us in planning and evaluating our programs."

"The input will also help us in our ongoing effort to assist those with visual impairment retain employment, by working with them and their employers to provide optical aids and other technology to improve job performance," Doyle said. "In addition, we want to increase the numbers of consumers on our registry of the blind so that we may provide important information and services in a timely fashion if needed."

DVI provides services statewide to blind and visually impaired citizens from birth through old age, serving more than 1,000 individuals annually. These services are provided to three key groups: Educational (age 0-21); Primary Employment age (21-65) and Older Delawareans (age 55+)

If you cannot attend the town hall meeting, send questions or comments to DVIIntake@state.de.us



Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.





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